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    911 Dispatcher heard screams in background, one man dead

    Marion County -- At approximately 10:30 p.m., Friday, a 911 dispatcher took a call in which she could hear screaming in the background. When investigators...
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    Drug raid yields four arrests

    Ocala -- Four drug dealers were arrested following tips that led to a drug raid at 950 NW Martin Luther King Ave, Ocala. The home...
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    Update on The Market of Marion flea market

    The Market of Marion flea market, following a recent fire, has passed all of their inspections. The Market will re-open for business on Saturday, September...
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    Driver dead after slamming into the rear of a school bus

    A driver is dead after slamming into the rear end of a school bus early Monday morning. The driver has been identified as 72-year-old Gail...
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    Man wanted five people killed, fed to pigs

    A 76-year-old Marion County man, identified as Gary Bangstad, who was incarcerated at the Marion County Jail, offered another inmate $4,000 and a car...
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    Felons arrested following traffic stop, multiple charges

    Three felons were arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop in Marion County. According to reports, the driver was stopped because of an expired tag. The driver,...
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    X-ray revealed drugs in woman’s vagina

    Two people were arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail on Halloween following an October 30, pursuit. The two suspects, Andrew William Wiggins, 20,...
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    Violent felon arrested on warrant, violated injunction order

    A man was arrested on a warrant after he violated an injunction order in which he was to stay away from a residence where...
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    Toddler who was run over in driveway, identified

    The Ocala Police Department has identified the little girl as 18-month-old Paris Narre Lecorn. Police say the grandmother, identified as Joleen Melanie Ellis, 45, had...
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    OPD Sgt. suspended, falsified reports

    Ocala Police Department Sgt. Lonnie Freeman was suspended after it was discovered he falsified reports following an unlawful arrest. In addition to falsifying reports, Freeman...
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    Man arrested following traffic crash

    Ocala -- A man, who should have never been behind the wheel of a car, was arrested Monday after Ocala police say he caused...
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    Ocala man remains behind bars, made Molotov cocktails, attempted to burn down DCF building

    An Ocala man is being held on a $125,000 bond after he was arrested for attempting to burn down the Florida Department of Children...
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    Ocklawaha woman charged with public assistance fraud

    Ocklawaha, Florida -- An Ocklawaha woman was arrested after investigators with the Florida Department of Financial Services determined she had committed welfare fraud. Investigator T.N.Mitchell...
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    Ocala woman, 19, arrested for sex with teen

    // Ocala, Florida -- Investigators have charged Kelly Maass, 19, of Ocala, with Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a 14-year-old boy. Earlier...
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    Marion County Fire Rescue mourns death of Firefighter/EMT

    It is with my deepest regret that I announce the death of Firefighter/EMT Emilio Rivera. Firefighter Rivera, a proud United States Marine Corps veteran, and...
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    Corrections officer arrested, attempted to poison inmate

    A corrections officer arrested Saturday at Lowell Correctional Institution accused of poisoning an inmate has been identified as Qualesha Quayshaun Williams, 28, of Ocala. According...

    Woman tried to kill her kids, claims husband “hexed” her

    Ocala — A Lake City woman says she attempted to kill her four children -- ages 6 to 13 -- because her husband "put...
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    Crime Stoppers tip leads to woman’s arrest

    A Crime Stoppers tip led two Ocala Police Department officers to a woman who was wanted on a VOP warrant for shoplifting. The tipster told...

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Two dead, north and southbound lanes closed following plane crash

      Two people are dead after a place that had mechanical issues crashed in Ocala. The Ocala Police Department is currently investigating a plane crash that...
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    Dumb criminals: Ocala woman smugly waved at officer before she was arrested

    // Ocala, Florida —An Ocala woman was arrested after she failed to comply with the terms of her felony probation following...